Bacterial Canker and Seeds

Asked June 4, 2014, 11:11 PM EDT

We have two cherry trees with bacterial canker that we are planning to remove. We would like to attempt to grow new trees from the seeds (I understand the challenges of trying this) but do not know if the bacterial infection affects the seeds. Will my attempt to propagate new trees simply spread the disease?

Jefferson County Colorado trees and shrubs tree diseases

1 Response

Have you had a confirmed diagnosis of bacterial canker? Because that would be rare here.....suspect you've actually had Cytospora canker, a fungal disease.
No problem for propagating seeds - but resulting seedlings may not be "duplicates" of your cherry trees.